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Tunisia – Barhouma-case

An international recovery of two children from Tunisia to The Netherlands.

Hello IECC,

Thank you very much for assisting me in bringing my two children back, from Tunisia to their home in Holland. I cannot ever thank Mr. Hoogkamer enough for helping me out!

My kids are Bouchra, aged 8, and Adam, aged 5. They were kept hostage in Tunisia for 3 years! After my ex-husband abandoned us there in 2008, and only I could escape back to Holland to get help! Even though they picked up the Arabic language very quickly, they missed their home the whole time they were in Tunisia, and never stopped asking when they would return to Holland!

For nearly 2 years I tried everything, here in Holland and there in Tunisia, to get my children safely back home, unfortunately without success…

It wasn’t until Mr. Hoogkamer started to get heavily involved with my case that I began making some progress, which resulted in my ex-husband being jailed ( for 3 years! ) here in Holland, and in finally bringing my kids back home.

If it had not been for Mr. Hoogkamer, the IECC, I probably would still be in Tunisia trying to my children back.

The kids have changed considerably since they are back home, have loosened up, are much happier, which you can tell by the glow in their eyes. They are slowly, but steadily beginning to speak Dutch again, and enjoy going to school.

Thank you once again for everything you have done for me and my children,

Yours sincerely,

Imen Barhouma

Our office is located in The Hague, NL, Europe



We strongly discourage taking matters into your own hands. 
The measures could be illegal and may delay your child’s return. 
Attempts to re-abduct your child(ren) violently from any country may:

  • Endanger you, your child(ren) and others;
  • Prejudice any future judicial efforts you might wish to make in the abducted-to-state;
  • Even result in the arrest and imprisonment for many years!, of you, and that of your accomplices.

Finally, there is no guarantee that the chain of violent abductions would end with the one committed by you. 
A parent who has violently re-abducted a child may have to go to extraordinary lengths to conceal his or her whereabouts, living in permanent fear that the child may be violently re-abducted yet again.
If you are contemplating such desperate measures, we advise you to consider the emotional trauma inflicted on a child who is a victim of a violent abduction and a violent re-abduction.
We discourage violent re-abductions not only because it is illegal, but also because of possible psychological harm to the child.

We don’t use illegal methods; we intervene in another way.
Our method of work is strategically un-orthodox, but obviously legal and safe with the assistance of our strong global network.
Your case, needs to be continuously coached, monitored and pushed forward by our organization.